Rumors indicate the iconic rocker will sign a new solo country deal
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is working on a country album and is set to sign with Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) for the project, according to Billboard.
Sources tell the publication that the deal could go down “anytime” but is likely to happen “before the summer.” The rock star moved to Nashville in January, after confirming plans to record a country album during a Twitter Q&A in October 2014, and has begun working with local songwriters including top tunesmith Brett James (Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” and “Jesus Take The Wheel”) and the Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnson (Keith Urban/Eric Church “Raise ‘Em Up” and Tim McGraw/Faith Hill “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”), among others.
Sources say the album could come as soon as November 2015, but a 2016 release date is more likely. No producer has been revealed as of this writing.
On Wednesday’s (Mar 11th) episode of American Idol, Tyler was featured in a taped segment profiling BMLG President & CEO, Scott Borchetta, who signed on as a mentor for season 14 of the series, alongside BMLG acts, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and The Band Perry.
Tyler has dabbled in country previously by collaborating with Carrie Underwood on the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2011 and a CMT Crossroads episode between the pair in 2012.
BMLG and Tyler’s reps have declined to comment on the signing. We will update you as soon as more details become available.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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